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Senior Software Engineer, Conversational AI, Natural Language Processing (NLP) at Embodied
Pasadena, CA, US

Join our team's mission to create robots that help people reach their full potential!


Embodied, Inc. is a growing team of passionate engineers, therapists, gamers, and more developing products and services that leverage robotics to impact people’s quality of life in meaningful ways. We are creating a new product category from the ground up that values and caters to the full diversity of our consumers.


Located in Pasadena (sunny Los Angeles, California), our diverse team is founded and led by experts in robotics, AI and machine learning, entertainment, and consumer electronics. We are securely funded by Intel, Osage, Amazon, and other investors.


At Embodied, we support diversity and we are an equal opportunity workplace.  We offer a competitive benefits package that includes compensation, health benefits, employee stock options, 401(k) match, flexible PTO, and flexible schedules. We are a dynamic and diverse team that likes to push the status quo. Our work environment is collaborative, flexible, and very supportive of work-life balance.


Position Summary

Embodied is looking to add a talented and creative Conversational AI Developer or Natural Language Processing Engineer to our growing technical team.


Responsibilities include:


    Design and implement state-of-the-art conversational AI systems to enable organic, emotionally responsive conversations

    Push the envelope on current conversational AI technology and develop new capabilities for our interactive robot platform

    Develop and evaluate dialog management solutions, identify errors/regressions, and propose solutions to complex conversational problems

    Work collaboratively with:

        Domain experts to implement interactive and conversational features and behaviors

        Creative team of writers, UX designers, and animators to develop engaging multimodal content

        Computer vision and machine learning experts to improve and personalize user perception and experience

        Firmware and software engineers

Have fun & learn while working at a startup with a great team and an incredible mission!



Minimum Qualifications

    5+ years of professional experience building robust conversational AI or dialog management systems from scratch to scale

    End-to-end experience working with conversational systems designed for voice driven interactivity

    Experience developing and building upon existing chatbot frameworks (e.g., Chatscript), familiarity with intent-based, and flow-based chatbots.

    Experience in leveraging software for text processing and representation (e.g., NLTK, gensim, OpenNLP, CoreNLP, Lingpipe, Mallet, etc.)

    Experience in machine learning techniques applied to dialog management and natural language understanding problems, such as entity extraction and linking, semantic parsing, and conversation analysis

    Excellent programming skills in C++, C#, Java, or Python; comfortable with both object-oriented and procedural programming

    Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with an interdisciplinary team


Preferred Qualifications

    PhD in Computational Linguistics or equivalent professional experience

    Strong programming skills in implementing efficient algorithms for large corpus text analysis, translation or context understanding

    Experience leveraging existing knowledge databases and language corpora

    Experience developing conversational AI solutions for IoT devices

    Experience working with mobile platforms (Android/iOS), embedded systems (e.g. Raspberry Pi), and/or robots